NL GenWeb Cemetery Inscriptions

Bonavista Bay Region ~ Bonavista Central District

South Gooseberry Island Cemeteries

Several burying sites exist on South Gooseberry Island. Initially they were identified as Anglican, Methodist and Salvation Army Cemeteries, but have since reverted to commons, after the Island was vacated in 1947-1948. Scores of people are buried on South Gooseberry Island, and their grave sites are now overgrown with grass or bushes, with no fences or headstones to mark their actual location. I have listed the headstones from four or five different sites, beginning at "Burnt Point", on the north-eastern end of the Island, and moving towards the south-western end of the South Gooseberry Island. At "Burnt Point", the three headstones of the "Sweetapple" family are resting flat on rocky, barren ground. The exposed graves have been eroded with fire , wind, rain, frost and snow. "House" and "Howse" are variant spellings for the same family name. e.g. James "Howse", is the youngest son of John "House" . The Anglican Church Register of Baptisms, records James and Anne House, children of John House, both baptised on June 9, 1815.

The inscriptions were read, recorded and transcribed by DOMINO HOWSE, 1970s-1990s. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.


SURNAME GIVENNAME BIRTHDATE DEATHDATE AGE MISC
SweetappleWilliam
Dec 16, 185878 yearsOf Christchurch, Hants. The gravesite is eroded and the headstone is laid flat. Husband of Sarah.

SweetappleJane
June 7, 188053 yrs. Wife of John . The stone is laid flat on the ground

SweetappleEdward
June 20, 188970 yrs. Son of Wm. & Sarah.

HaywardEli
Nov 3, 188140 yrs.Son of Joseph & Anne (House)

HouseJohn


An old stone, eroded and illegible.

HouseJohn
Mar 10, 182425 yrs. Presumably son of John Sr. above.

HowseJoseph
Nov 21, 188169 yrsHusband of Mary (Taylor)
HowseMary
188564yrs Baptised 1830 at age 9 yrs.

HowseMary (Sweetapple)
May 12, 188332 yrs.Wife of Albert Howse

HowseJames
June 25, 187663 yrs.
HowseCatherine (Feltham)
Dec. 22, 189167 yrs.Wife of James

HouseGeorge
Sept 7, 1891 55 yrs.Son of Charles & Susanna

HowseThomas
April 4, 189754 yrs.Husband of Rosanna

HowseNaomi
Sep 12, 190923 yrsWife of Avalon Howse

AveryElizabeth A.Nov 11, 1875Mar 10, 1879
Child of A. & Sarah Jane

JacobsAlfred
Nov 2, 193273 yrs. 7 mo.Husband of Lucy
JacobsLucy
Nov 15 193972 yrsWife of Alfred
JacobsFrances
Oct 20 18871 monthInfant child of Alfred & Lucy

JacobsWilliam
April 14 190983 yearsFrom Dorset, England
JacobsFrances (Wells)
Apr 30, 190068 yrs.Wife of William
JacobsAlfred
Jan 23, 188024 yrs. 6 mo. Son of William & Frances

OakeMyrtle May
Jan 17, 191721 monthsChild of Raymond & Mildred Oake

SamsonAdelaide
Mar 29 19256 mo.Child of James & Carrie Samson
SamsonClara Hallett
Oct 22, 19354 yr. 6 mo.Child of James & Carrie Samson

Parsons,Gertrude Amelia
Apr 10, 191728 yrs. 6 mo.Wife of Benjamin Parsons

PerryMatthew
May 10, 186727 yrs.Son of Noah & Mary Perry

SaundersCharlotte
Sept 26, 18629 yrsChild of Andrew & Mary

WarrenAbraham
Sep 30, 192340 yrsHusband of Hannah

WarrenDavid
July 11, 192227 yrs 10 mo.Husband of Sarah

WarrenMary Ann
Jan 10, 193474 yrs. 5 mo.Wife of Jonas

WarrenWilliam Garfield
Sep 2, 193047 yrs.Husband of Ellen

Wells James18581941
Husband of Lydia
Wells Lydia Payne18611926
Name spelled "LYIDA", inset poured concrete stone.
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